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The Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) welcomes you!
The Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) is an international organization composed of professional librarians, or persons acting in that capacity, whose collections and services include the literature of vision.  Current members are individuals who work within libraries that serve educational institutions, eye clinics and hospitals, and private companies with an interest in eye or vision-related products and services.

The Association is a Special Interest Group of both the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and the Medical Library Association (MLA).


AVSL awarded the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences by MLA

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AVSL members attend the MLA Awards Dinner to accept the Louise Darling Medal (Photo courtesy Gale Oren)

At the MLA 2016 conference in Toronto, AVSL members accepted the Louise Darling Medal. AVSL also received a $1,000 award, which they donated to the SEVA Foundation. Click here for more details!



  • Fall Meeting:  The 2016 AVSL/ASCO Vision Science Librarians sig Annual Meeting will be held November 9-12, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. [more info]



AVSL currently has an international membership of more than 150 individuals and over one hundred institutions. [more info]

For more information on membership, please contact our Membership Chair, Ms. Trish Duffel, or see the Membership Rules for AVSL.







Last Updated:  5/20/2016